As one of the undisputed Queens of Twitter, you can pretty much always count on Monica Lewinsky to have a delightful take on the news of the day.
President Donald Trump's latest scandal is no exception.
As the furor surrounding the recording of Trump's phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reached a fever pitch, Lewinsky had a perfect retort to the drama.
In a tweet, the activist, writer and public speaker made a comical call-back to her history as the infamous former paramour of President Bill Clinton.
i’m generally opposed to someone being surreptitiously taped on a phone call...but not this one, folks!— Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@Monica Lewinsky (she/her))1609716620.0
Referring to the role recorded phone calls played in the so-called "Lewinsky Scandal," Lewinsky cracked wise about her feelings about them.
"i'm generally opposed to someone being surreptitiously taped on a phone call...but not this one, folks!"
Lewinsky's joke was a reference to her phone calls with White House staffer Linda Tripp in the late 1990s.
Lewinsky, a White House intern at the time, confided in Tripp on several occasions about her relationship with Clinton. Tripp later turned over recordings of their phone calls to attorney Kenneth Starr, who conducted the investigation that led to Clinton's impeachment.
Lewinsky, only 22 at the time, was a media laughingstock for years following the scandal.
This week, a taped phone call once again—like Clinton's and the Reagan and Nixon administrations before it—unleashed a fury of scandal on Washington after The Washington Post obtained recordings of Trump's call with Georgia election officials.
In the recording, Trump can be heard asking Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger and attorney Ryan Germany to claim that they've recounted the vote tallies and to "find" 11,780 ballots favorable to him, which would give Trump a one-vote win over Joe Biden in the state.
Trump's call came just days before Congress is slated to meet to certify the results of the election on Wednesday. Given the direct evidence of potential criminal activity it contains, many who oppose Trump feel it will result in criminal charges after he leaves office.
And on Twitter, many of them couldn't get enough of Lewinsky's gleeful wisecrack about the recordings.
@MonicaLewinsky Annnnd the winner for best clap back of all time goes to...the notorious and glorious @MonicaLewinsky 👏👏👏— Kristina Antuna (@Kristina Antuna)1609717580.0
@MonicaLewinsky If someone had told me, back in the 90s that I would one day be inspired by the wit, wisdom and hum… https://t.co/nN8HpwGdJq— Tom Tinsley (@Tom Tinsley)1609717082.0
@MonicaLewinsky One time, I called you queen of the internet, and it got quoted by The Daily Mail because obviousl… https://t.co/26yjWaceXk— Cooper (@Cooper)1609747307.0
@MonicaLewinsky Still maintaining that “Good at Twitter” title. https://t.co/6DWuapnqnz— Grogu’s Future Adoptive Mama (@Grogu’s Future Adoptive Mama)1609718309.0
@MonicaLewinsky Monica Lewinsky hands down has the best account on Twitter.— Stephanie Lynn (@Stephanie Lynn)1609716855.0
@MonicaLewinsky @Kate_Kelly_Esq Your courage. Your wit. Your effortless ability to capture it all so succinctly and… https://t.co/SyWbLFYwwo— iSERVE 2050 | #LeadershipMatters Nwanyịbùífé🔥#ABC (@iSERVE 2050 | #LeadershipMatters Nwanyịbùífé🔥#ABC)1609730670.0
@MonicaLewinsky I’m with you!✌🏾💜— Nancy Giles (@Nancy Giles)1609798606.0
@MonicaLewinsky The taping of your phone conversation was scurrilous. This taping was patriotic.— NJCommish (@NJCommish)1609716745.0
@MonicaLewinsky @HereToResist You are just awesome. You have taken this thing that happened when you where a young… https://t.co/EHgJcpFiDY— Anne of Cypress Grove 🍒 (@Anne of Cypress Grove 🍒)1609716928.0
@Perkyanda @MonicaLewinsky She's the queen of Twitter— Jay Wallace (@Jay Wallace)1609716898.0
In recent years, Lewinsky has written and spoken at length about her experience at the center of Washington scandal and the profound impact it had on her life. She has also become an anti-bullying activist, inspired by the years of media humiliation she endured following Clinton's impeachment.